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Registry Mechanic

What is Registry Mechanic?

PC Tools Registry Mechanic is registry fixer utility whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. The software helps to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from PC Tools Software)

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The most used version is 4.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is regmech.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.31 MB (2,422,668 bytes). Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic
Help link: www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/support.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Registry Mechanic

Program executable:regmech.exe
Name:Registry Mechanic
Registry Mechanic 4.0
Path:C:\Program Files\registry mechanic\regmech.exe
Additional files:
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • RMScrn.exe - Registry Mechanic Compacting Screen (Registry Mechanic - Compacting Progress screen)
  • RMTray.exe - Registry Mechanic Vista Tray (Registry Mechanic Vista Startup Tray)
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • RMReg.exe - Registry Mechanic (Registry Mechanic Win98 Compactor)
  • Update.exe - Smart Update
  • Activate.dll - Helper library
  • iSHelp.dll - Helper Interface
  • RMSubs.dll - PC Tools Antivirus Extension
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegistryMechanic' which loads as C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\rmtray.exe /S.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove Registry Mechanic?

You can uninstall Registry Mechanic from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Registry Mechanic, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Registry Mechanic.

Win XP 42%
Win 10 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 53.85%
Windows 7 34.62%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows 10 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 53.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.76%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  India 4.76%
  Greece 4.76%
  Romania 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Brazil 2.38%
  RS 2.38%
  Australia 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  BA 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%
  Lithuania 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
American Megatrends 15.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Intel 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52F 4.35%
Acer Aspire 5755G 4.35%
Acer Aspire 5742 4.35%
75D8U 775Dual-VSTA 4.35%
VIA K7VM2. 4.35%

About PC Tools Software

PC Tools, a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, develops security utilities for consumers and enterprises whose products include Spyware Doctor which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers, Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors, PC Tools AntiVirus which offers protection against virus infections and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media.
Publisher URL: www.pctools.com


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